The first phase of the Hong Kong-Asian Film Collaboration Funding Scheme under the Film Development Fund is open for applications from today (February 10) to June 30. The Scheme aims to provide funding to film projects co-produced with filmmakers from Asian countries to produce films which are rich in Hong Kong and Asian cultures, enabling Hong Kong films to go global, as well as achieving in-depth exchanges and mutual learning.
The Chairman of the Hong Kong Film Development Council, Dr Wilfred Wong, said, “With the rise of Asian cinema among global audiences over the past decade, it is believed that in-depth exchanges between Asian and Hong Kong filmmakers through the collaboration of film productions under this new Scheme can enhance the quality and diversity of Hong Kong films.”
The Scheme will be launched in two phases and a maximum of eight film projects will be funded. Each approved film project will receive a grant up to $9 million.
Details of the Scheme and the relevant application form are available on the website of the Hong Kong Film Development Council (https://www.fdc.gov.hk/en/hkafcfs).
Ends/Friday, February 10, 2023
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